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Point of Origin (1998)

by Patricia Cornwell

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Series: Kay Scarpetta (9)

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Virginia's chief medical examiner Kay Scarpetta matches wits with a wily killer who uses fire to mask his crimes. The case begins with a fire in which many horses die and the embers yield a human body.
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Grim. Grisly. Gruesome. ( )
  Stephen.Lawton | Aug 7, 2021 |
Have decided that there is far too much gory detail in her books. No more. ( )
  ElizabethCromb | Apr 26, 2021 |
Another tense instalment of the (Temple) Carrie storyline, where Lucy has shifted gear, and Kay, Marino and Benton find themselves involved in an ATF investigation into a strange fire. ( )
  Vividrogers | Dec 20, 2020 |
This is the usual thrilling Patricia Cornwell book starring Dr. Kay Scarpetta. The forensic pathologist is called to a huge fire and a victim is found. She painstakingly does the autopsy and finds that the body is a murder victim. More fires occur and are they related to the escaped psycho, Carrie Grethen? Read the novel and find out! ( )
  LilQuebe | Jun 21, 2019 |
A Kay Scarpetta Novel
  LanternLibrary | Sep 1, 2017 |
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Patricia Cornwellprimary authorall editionscalculated
Narbonne, HélèneTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Reading, KateNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it , because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. (1 Corinthians 3:13)
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With love to Barbara Bush (for the difference you make)
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Benton Wesley was taking off his running shoes in my kitchen when I ran to him, my heart tripping over fear and hate and remembered horror.
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Virginia's chief medical examiner Kay Scarpetta matches wits with a wily killer who uses fire to mask his crimes. The case begins with a fire in which many horses die and the embers yield a human body.

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